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Test for teachers kicks off Malaysia's push for English
The Malaysian Government committed itself to ensuring that every child will be proficient in Bahasa Malaysia and English by 2025. At the same time, teachers of English were told that they must pass a test of English proficiency within two years or be moved to other roles.
The prime minister Najib Tun Razak announced these ambitious plans to improve English literacy last month, but a decade of policies intended to spread English language skills have foundered because teachers in rural areas have limited command of the language.
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